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Wisbech man ran from police when told he would be arrested

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A Wisbech man led police on a foot chase around King's Lynn when he was told he was going to be arrested.

Ashley May (27) was chased through several streets in King’s Lynn and didn’t even stop after the threat of a Taser gun being deployed.

King's Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that police had been called to a matter which involved May.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (52753442)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (52753442)

He said: “I’m going to be arrested, aren’t I?”

Prosecutor Hannah Butler said: “Officers confirmed that would be the case and explained that they need to take him to the police investigation centre.

“The defendant then turned away and ran off.”

The lengthy foot chase went through Baker Lane, High Street, New Conduit Street and into Blackfriars Road.

“An officer shouted that she had a Taser. He was repeatedly asked to stop,” added Miss Barber.

May was eventually caught after back-up was called for.

“He threw a can of beer over an officer. However, this is not being charged,” said the prosecutor.

Hall had some money taken off him when he was taken into custody and swore and threatened violence if he didn’t get it back.

He later told police that he was sorry for running away, he respected them and they didn’t deserve his behaviour – he simply had not wanted to be arrested.

May, of Orange Grove, pleaded guilty to wilfully obstructing an officer on August 25, 2021.

In mitigation, he said he felt he was being arrested on the strength of a claim by someone who had previous history for making false allegations against him.

“I was scared that she had made up some sort of story,” he added, saying that he had asked to talk about it with police rather than be arrested.

May was fined £126 and ordered to pay £105 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

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